Wentz Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD


2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
610-584-5104
peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org 

2020



Peter Wentz Farmstead is open.


​Tours


Tours are limited to single family groups every hour (a group is one or more people), preferably four or fewer in any one group. Larger family groups may be split into two smaller groups. Tours are of the first floor only. Everyone must register if they would like a house tour. Drop-ins are not accepted. Even if you are visiting onsite for another program you are required to register for a house tour: peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org.



Programs

Homeschool Discovery journal


Come explore the Peter Wentz Farmstead property! Create a Discovery Journal over a three class period. You will experience multiple nature walks and historical crafts.
Registration required at: vkopacki@montcopa.org.
Fee: $5 to cover materials (one-time cost upfront, you must register for all 3 classes to attend)
Tuesday April 20th
Come discover spring at Peter Wentz. Take a nature walk and search for animal’s clues. Create a page for your journal out of animal stamps. Also learn about the history of calligraphy and create a sample to add to your journal.
Tuesday May 18th
Take a hike and learn about different types of plants. Discover the history of plants and why they were important. Also pick some plants to dry and press. Revisit these pressed plants
next month!
Tuesday June 22nd
Our final class we will finish our pressed plants and learn how to bind your journal. Take home your journals and fill in any blank pages in the future.

April 28th (12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm)

​Child's play: spice sachet

Preschoolers will learn about the origins of spices and then prepare a sachet of a sweet-smelling spice and floral potpourri mix. Dress to get dirty! Three timeslots are available: 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Space is limited to one family group per hour.

Ages: 3 to 6 & accompanied by an adult. Fee: $5 per child

Register at vkopacki@montcopa.org.

May 8th (1pm)

​mommy & me: celebrate!

Join educators Virginia and Rebecca to learn about history and nature at Peter Wentz Farmstead. We will celebrate Mother’s Day by learning about animal families and planting a surprise for mom! Dress for a nature walk. Limited space available, registration required. Parents must remain for the program.

Ages 3 to 6; $5 Fee to cover cost of craft.

Register at vkopacki@montcopa.org.


April 30th (11 am)

​mammals

Discover what a mammal is. Explore the Peter Wentz property and see what mammals call it home. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot. Masks and social distance required. All ages; Free Register at RBlacketter@montcopa.org.
May 14th (11 am)

​discovery hike

Register at RBlacketter@montcopa.org.
Come enjoy a hike through nature discovering new things. Search for different wildlife that calls this area home. Look for signs of wildlife and learn some basic plant ID. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot. Masks and social distance required.
All ages; Free 

May 15th (11 am)

​POllinator hike

Register at RBlacketter@montcopa.org or 610-584-5104.
Come stroll through the gardens and see all the pollinators at work. Learn about the different types of pollinators and why they are important. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot. Masks and social distance required.
All ages; Free .

May 25th (8:30 am)

​Bird walk


Register at RBlacketter@montcopa.org or 610-584-5104.
As we are in the peak season for warblers and other songbird’s migration, this will be a walk you won’t want to miss! Many of these species are passing through as they finish their migration. Join park staff observe these amazing birds that are only stopping by. Bring binoculars if you have them. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Limited space available, Registration required. Meet at pavilion adjacent to parking lot. Masks and social distance required.
All ages; Free


FIELDTRIPS

We hope to be able to offer onsite field-trips again soon! To book an appointment (subject to cancellation), discuss COVID requirements, and other details please contact Museum Educator Virginia Kopacki at vkopacki@montcopa.org.


Outreach

Are you interested in a fieldtrip or event for your class, venue, or meeting? In-person outreach is currently on hold due to COVID regulations, but virtual outreach is possible via Zoom. Please contact Museum Educator Virginia Kopacki at vkopacki@montcopa.org to discuss potential options.


Digital Engagement


Please check our Facebook page, our Instagram page, and this website for social media posts, virtual field-trips, and craft videos. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram